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Town Farm Primary School

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Early Years Foundation Stage


Education at Town Farm Primary School starts in our Nursery and Reception, where children start their learning in a play-based, child-led, active environment, supported by experienced and qualified Early Years teachers and educators.


'Play is the work of the child' Maria Montessori


The Early Years Framework informs our early years curriculum, adapted each year for the individual and unique learners. We have a welcoming and nurturing environment which allows our children to learn through purposeful play. We aim for our continuous provision, both inside and outside, to be as high quality as the adult led provision – ensuring that quality play provides children with the opportunity to: 

  • Revisit 
  • Rehearse 
  • Consolidate 
  • Learn 


We ensure that children develop knowledge and skills within the 3 prime areas of learning (Communication and Language, Physical Development, PSED) through: 

  • our high-quality continuous provision and enhancements throughout the year 
  • a mix of direct teaching and adult interactions 
  • building positive relationships with families 


We are equally focussed on supporting all learners through their development in the specific areas of: 

  • Mathematics  
  • Literacy 
  • Understanding the World 
  • Expressive Arts and Design 


Our long-term planning, ensures full curriculum coverage, delivered through the use of quality texts, real-life experiences and subject knowledge shared with the wider school. This is adapted for our individual and unique learners - taking into account specific personal interests, areas of strength and development and ongoing assessment - to deliver our teaching and learning.  


Please click on the links below to find out more about our EYFS educational programmes and the ‘EYFS Progression of Skills and Curriculum Overview 2022-24’ document.